Chronic cough and bilateral pneumothoraces in a nonsmoker

Sarah L. O'Beirne, Joanna G. Escalon, Jordan E. Arkin, Brendon M. Stiles, Robert J. Kaner, Alan C. Legasto, Navneet Narula, Thomas C. King

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An 82-year-old Japanese nonsmoking man presented with persistent dry cough and small left apical pneumothorax. High resolution CT scan of the chest demonstrated bilateral upper lobe pleuroparenchymal thickening and architectural distortion. Serial imaging revealed mild progression and development of small bilateral pneumothoraces, and pneumomediastinum. A surgical lung biopsy was required to confirm the diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e49-e55
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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